1971 Washington Senators
1971 Washington Senators / Franchise: Texas Rangers / BR Team Page
Managed by Ted Williams
History, Comments, Contributions
The 1971 Washington Senators played the franchise's last season in Washington, although they weren't last in the league in attendance. The franchise relocated to Texas before the 1972 season and christened themselves the Rangers. There would not be another major league team in Washington until the Washington Nationals started play in 2005.
Jeff Burroughs and Toby Harrah were rookies in 1971 and Frank Howard hit his 350th career home run that year. The Senators were forced to forfeit their final game on September 30th against the New York Yankees as fans invaded the field in the 9th inning at R.F.K. Stadium, making it impossible to complete the game.
Awards and Honors
- All-Star: Frank Howard
- Thomas Boswell: "All of Us Bear the Marks of the Lash", in How Life Imitates the World Series, Penguin Books, New York, NY, 1982, pp. 97-112.